On her radio show last week, Religious Right broadcaster Janet Parshall praised ex-gay movement leaders like Anne Paulk, her guest on the program, for helping gays and lesbians “leave the homosexual lifestyle.”
Parshall said that Satan is responsible for increasing resistance to ex-gay therapy: “Anytime Satan can try to trample underfoot the truth that is the cross, he’ll do it, including telling people that they can’t change. You, however, are my expert witness because you changed, as did I, so that really should be the end of the discussion.”
Paulk argued that opponents of ex-gay therapy are “abusing kids” and making sure the government begins “sacrificing our youth to HIV/AIDS, syphilis and gonorrhea.”
While discussing the effectiveness of ex-gay therapy, neither mentioned Anne Paulk’s ex-husband, John Paulk, a former leader of the ex-gay movement who now says he is gay and that his sexual orientation never changed. Instead, Anne Paulk told Parshall that ex-gay therapy is just like having a diet or battling a drug abuse.
“When it comes to overeating, I can get that under control, I can become the size my body was meant to be, or I can feed it more and more and more and more and get to that 700 lbs. stage, that is unfortunately humanly possible,” she said. “If we take that and apply it to something like drug addiction, it is much harder according to the stats to overcome drug addiction than it is to leave behind homosexuality.”
Anti-Muslim groups have long been convinced that campus Muslim Student Associations have radical, sinister intentions…although at least one recent effort to find evidence of this came up comically short.
Now, Brigitte Gabriel of ACT! for America is hoping to fight Muslim Student Associations by launching campus chapters of her own group to serve as a “counterweight” to MSAs.
In a fundraising email today, Gabriel asks for money for scholarships to help college students come to her group’s annual conference and prepare them “to launch an ACT for America chapter at their university and start recruiting more students to get involved in protecting America.”
“It’s time the Muslim Student Associations (MSAs) in colleges across the nation have a counterweight,” she adds.
We want to be able to scholarship these young Americans and offer them the chance at experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime event – especially this year, as we gather to remember and honor the 9/11 fallen. This experience will also prepare college students to launch an ACT for America chapter at their university and start recruiting more students to get involved in protecting America. It’s time the Muslim Student Associations (MSAs) in colleges across the nation have a counterweight. You can help get this ball rolling.
Attendance at the 2014 ACT for America National Conference will be the event that will impress upon this younger generation the urgency of protecting our nation’s future.
A few years ago, an ACT! for America tried to get UCLA to ban its Muslim Student Association , although Gabriel tried to distance herself from the campaign once it started drawing attention.
Staver: Democrats' Response To Hobby Lobby Ruling A Result Of God Giving 'Them Over To A Reprobate Mind'
In response to the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case, Democrats in Congress put forth legislation that would require most employers to provide contraception regardless of religious objections, which Mat Staver said is the result of liberals rejecting God and having been given over to a "reprobate mind."
Claiming that liberals are throwing "an absolutely hissy conniption fit" about the Hobby Lobby ruling because they have now lost a small amount of control over Christians, Staver's ho-host Matt Barber was mystified as to why Democrats are now "trying to force others" to participate in murder by requiring business to cover certain type of contraception that some believe cause abortions.
But Staver knew exactly why this is happening, citing the Book of Romans which "talks about people who ultimately give up the idea of God as the creator and they worship the created things rather than the Creator and God gives them over to a reprobate mind."
"You can't understand a reprobate mind," Staver said, "so you can't get logic out of them ... you can't reason with them."
Eventually those who have been given over to the reprobate mind embrace, celebrate, and promote evil and "that is what we're seeing today" and Christians "can't begin to understand that logic":
In an interview with Steve Deace last week, Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller said that “our national integrity is at stake” from the influx of Central American child refugees at the southern border and claimed that President Obama is intentionally exacerbating the crisis in an effort “to act contrary to the interests of this country.”
“This is something that does put the very survival of this country at stake,” he added.
Miller went on to discuss the rate of single motherhood, which he said we “can’t survive” as “a nation, a culture.”
“If we don’t have a return to our foundational values, the result of this is going to be the deconstruction of the country,” he said.
Todd Akin Blames His Loss On Establishment GOP's 'Censorship Of The Truth' And 'Anti-American Agenda'
Former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin continues his comeback tour today with an interview with the Daily Caller, in which he blames his 2012 Senate loss on “the direct attacks of the Republican Party leadership on our campaign,” which he says were part of the party establishment’s effort to push an “anti-American agenda.”
Akin claims his own party sunk his campaign with “censorship of the truth” because they were afraid of the “elite liberal media.”
Akin, for his part, was apparently merely trying to generate “patriotism in the hearts of Americans” when he claimed that survivors of “legitimate rape” do not become pregnant.
“I was elected for 24 years as a solid conservative. I was elected over and over again with good majorities,” the former Missouri representative explained. “So I don’t think I’m an example of somebody who can’t win and my loss in 2012 was precipitated heavily by the direct attacks of the Republican Party leadership on our campaign.”
He says that Republicans are cowards when it comes to defending their own against attacks from the left and have ”a habit of leaving their wounded on the battlefield.”
“That wasn’t true in my case — they tried to come back and finish me off,” Akin said.
He said that this fear of defending their own who stray from the party line comes from the power that the left exerts through America’s media.
“There’s a fear on the part of the Republicans of the tremendous weapon of the Democrats and the elite liberal media, and the fact that they can target somebody for just the mere poor choice of words and take them from a respected Congressman to the worst bum in the world in matter of a week,” he said.
“They’re not only doing media assassinations, but they’re coupling that with a censorship of truth,” Akin continued. “It’s not even a dual standard! This is a violation of the sacred trust of the public. It’s an intentional decision to advance a very anti-American agenda.”
He also criticized the GOP for adopting a message that wasn’t appealing to the American public, and shared his own opinion for what a candidate should do when deciding to run for office.
“They chose a message very carefully so they could defend it. But it was a very poor message because it wasn’t something that was going to generate any passion, love or patriotism in the hearts of Americans,” Akin said.
“The tactical point is this: you can never advance good ideas if you are afraid to fight bad ideas,” he commented. “The best campaign is one that stands for truth, and you can explain exactly why you believe what you believe and stand up for what America has always stood for. So you start by doing the right thing, and trust God to do the rest.”
Hopeful that “young people are seeing the ‘Obamanation’ and they don’t like it,” former House GOP leader Tom DeLay is calling on conservatives to “take our schools back” from left-wing brainwashers.
“Our children are being brainwashed by the left in our universities and in our public schools, and I hope the next president of the United States will realize that we have to pay attention to what is going on in our schools and what is happening to our children,” he said in his weekly commentary for the Washington Times last week.
DeLay also said he agreed with a recent Pat Buchanan column calling on Republicans to “drop the talk of impeachment.”
He noted that discussions over impeaching and removing President Obama from office should only happen after the 2014 elections: “The American people need to speak, and when they speak then you can make those decisions early next year as to what to do about it. I agree with pat, this is not the time to be talking about impeachment. Even though I’d love to impeach him, I’d love to remove him from office.”
Pat Buchanan Sad Americans Don't Appreciate Confederate Leaders Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Anymore
Pat Buchanan writes today that for centuries, America was one nation without any divisions…never mind those whole slavery, Native American genocide and gender oppression things.
“We were not a nation of immigrants in 1789,” Buchanan insists, which might be news to Native Americans. Only in the 1960s, he claims, did America begin to fall apart, adding that African Americans under Jim Crow “enjoyed freedom and prosperity.”
He laments that America is now experiencing Balkanization and de-Christianization — to the benefit of Islam and same-sex marriage supporters — and neglecting heroes like Confederate leaders Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
“Columbus is reviled. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are out of the pantheon. Cesar Chavez is in,” he writes. Because nothing says “one nation” like attempting to secede from the union.
Speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque in 2001, George W. Bush declared that, as Mexico was a friend and neighbor, “It’s so important for us to tear down our barriers and walls that might separate Mexico from the United States.”
Bush succeeded. And during his tenure, millions from Mexico exploited his magnanimity to violate our laws, trample upon our sovereignty, walk into our country and remain here.
In 2007, supported by John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Teddy Kennedy and Barack Obama, Bush backed amnesty for the 12 million people who had entered America illegally.
The nation thundered no. And Congress sustained the nation.
The real issue: Will America remain one nation, or are we are on the road to Balkanization and the breakup of America into ethnic enclaves? For, as Ronald Reagan said, a nation that cannot control its borders isn’t really a nation anymore.
We were not a nation of immigrants in 1789.
They came later. From 1845-1849, the Irish fleeing the famine. From 1890-1920, the Germans. Then the Italians, Poles, Jews and other Eastern Europeans. Then, immigration was suspended in 1924.
From 1925 to 1965, the children and grandchildren of those immigrants were assimilated, Americanized. In strong public schools, they were taught our language, literature and history, and celebrated our holidays and heroes. We endured together through the Depression and sacrificed together in World War II and the Cold War.
By 1960, we had become truly one nation and one people.
America was not perfect. No country is. But no country ever rivaled what America had become. She was proud, united, free, the first nation on earth. And though the civil rights movement had just begun, nowhere did black peoples enjoy the freedom and prosperity of African-Americans.
But we are no longer that “band of brethren.” We are no longer one unique people “descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion.”
We are from every continent and country. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans trace their ancestry to Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are a multiracial, multilingual, multicultural society in a world where countless countries are being torn apart over race, religion and roots.
We no longer speak the same language, worship the same God, honor the same heroes or share the same holidays. Christmas and Easter have been privatized. Columbus is reviled. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are out of the pantheon. Cesar Chavez is in.
Our politics have become poisonous. Our political parties are at each other’s throats.
Christianity is in decline. Traditional churches are sundering over moral issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. Islam is surging.
Today, the far-right website WorldNetDaily interviewed Fox News host Gretchen Carlson and Fred Thompson, the former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, about their roles in the new film “Persecuted,” a thriller about looming anti-Christian oppression in the U.S.
While Thompson pointed to Obamacare and the Hobby Lobby case as examples of the government persecuting Christians, Carlson once again highlighted the real force crushing the freedoms of Christians in America: Seinfeld.
She told WorldNetDaily that “Festivus,” the secular holiday popularized by the 1997 Seinfeld episode “The Strike,” is helping “erode” America’s “heritage” and “strip our society of certain things that have been in existence for a long time.”
Carlson also pointed to a lack of Christmas spirit and a dearth of tourists viewing a copy of the Bill of Rights on a recent visit she took to Washington D.C. as a sign of looming anti-Christian oppression.
“The movie is not a documentary,” Thompson told WND in an exclusive interview. “It is a takeoff on governmental power and those in government who legislate what they feel like is a good idea – on how people ought to conduct themselves, promote their religion and the message they should be delivering.
“Whether you’re talking about on the airwaves and ‘equal time’ or Obamacare or things of that nature, we’re in that territory now,” Thompson warned. “So again, this is not a documentary; it shows what can happen.
With a provocative title like “Persecuted,” WND asked Thompson and Carlson just how realistic is the film and the concept of “persecution” of Christians in America?
“More realistic than some of the space movies that get popular,” Thompson joked. “But it’s realistic certainly to the extent that these things are possible. The idea of those in government and powerful positions being able to carry out nefarious activities is more than possible, and in this particular case, though we haven’t seen anybody go to the extent they go to in this movie, the notion of a religious person preaching the gospel running up against the government and governmental policies – or those who want to carry out a business and running up against governmental regulations and rules – is not far-fetched at all. In fact, we’re seeing that happen as we speak in the Hobby Lobby case and in some other cases coming down the pike.”
“Over the last decade, I do believe there has been more emphasis on trying to strip our society of certain things that have been in existence for a long time,” added Carlson, “such as lawsuits to take crosses down in the western part of our country, lawsuits to take out the word ‘God’ from our money or not allowing our kids to say it in their valedictorian speeches, forces pushing for atheists to lead campus Christian groups and petitions at state governors’ offices during the Christmas season to put up a ‘Festivus pole’ – from the made-up holiday of ‘Festivus’ from the ‘Seinfeld’ TV show – next to a Christian crèche on public lands.
“As a journalist, I see these stories frequently,” she said, “and I just want to make sure Americans realize if you don’t stand up and take notice of some of these things happening, before you know it, our heritage starts to erode.
“For me, during the Christmas season, I don’t want to take my kids around in the car to see all the crèches in the town where I live in and hear them say, ‘Mom, where are they? I don’t see them anymore,’” Carlson said.
Her concerns are widely shared, but do those stories actually rise to the level of “persecution”?
“In most countries in the world, we’re seeing persecution [against Christians] in the extreme – people are losing their lives,” Thompson told WND. “While that sort of thing is not happening in the United States, we have the potential. Sooner or later, it can be done.
“When I was in Washington, D.C., just recently with my children, seeing the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, we had an interesting experience,” Carlson related. “Our tour guide noted security guards standing next to the Declaration and Constitution, and that’s where the long lines of people were, but when you go over to the Bill of Rights, there are no security guards and the lines start to diminish.
On Friday, Bryan Fischer voiced his disgust that Burger King had sold an LGBT pride themed Whopper at a San Francisco location a few weeks back and announced that the American Family Association was going to be issuing an action alert in response, warning that "if this kind of nonsense" isn't stopped, it'll spread across the nation.
"When people sit down to eat a hamburger," Fischer said, "the last thing they want to be thinking about is two guys having sex":
Today, the AFA issued that action alert, asking activists to email Burger King and warn that "promoting and encouraging abhorrent behavior will drive families away":
Burger King recently promoted the "gay pride" message with a rainbow Whopper wrapper at one of its stores. Unless there is some pushback from consumers, there is a real possibility that they could expand this promotion.
During this year's annual gay pride event in San Francisco, the Burger King location along the parade route sold a "Proud Whopper" with fanfare promotion by the corporate office.
It was the same Whopper as always, but in a rainbow-colored wrapper.
Fernando Machado, Burger King's Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management defended the company's promotion, telling USA Today that the "Proud Whopper…showcases who we are as a brand," adding, "It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression."
Why you should care
Unless Burger Kings sees a backlash for promoting cross-dressing and homosexual conduct as normal behavior, it will expand the promotion to other cities and additional stores next year.
We have prepared an email that you can send directly to Burger King executives.
In addition, a copy of your email will be sent to the Burger King Franchise Association, reinforcing your message that promoting and encouraging abhorrent behavior will drive families away.
The prewritten letter from AFA tells Burger King that the company's promotion of "abhorrent behavior" is an "insult to families,' which is why the letter-sender will now be boycotting the restaurant chain:
I am offended by Burger King's stunt in offering a so-called "Proud Whopper" in San Francisco. What were you thinking?
Your celebrated promotion of cross-dressers and homosexuality is an insult to families and I find your celebration of abhorrent behavior as a reason to dine elsewhere.
I hope you will learn from this publicity blunder and realize that while most stores did not participate in the corporate-approved program, the damage has been done and affects the image of all Burger King outlets.
- Jeremy Hooper: FRC VP yet again claims 'Satan,' 'the demonized forces of hell' to blame for LGBT rights.
- Ian Millhiser @ Think Progress: Two Florida Police Officers Lose Their Jobs After FBI Report Links Them To The Ku Klux Klan.
- Elias Isquith @ Salon: Arizona charter school history book says whites envied “freedom” of slaves.
- Tom Kludt @ TPM: Watch CNBC's Tea Partier Get Told How Wrong He's Been.
- Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: The absence of his convictions.
- David Edwards @ Raw Story: Pat Robertson tells mother: Your son’s stomach pains are caused by a witch ancestor.
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